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Old 09-14-2018, 11:33 AM
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Are the rear arches cut out/modded? Looks like some holes drilled in as well. Maybe some over fenders are going on?
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Its the one thing I honestly didn't want to do, wanted to keep the body as clean as possible, but I really need the space for more tire due to the extra horsepower.


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Old 09-14-2018, 01:23 PM
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^^ I hear yeah, but if its any consolation those fenders actually do a pretty nice job visually speaking for that era Z and you know as well as I there is really limited space under the stock fenders, much worse then the S2k! The big question is are you going to paint them or leave them black? I've seen them both ways and either can work on this car. Tend to steer towards painted to look more integrated myself but kind of depends on the color the car is going to be too.

Good looking wheel choice for the car too

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Old 09-14-2018, 01:39 PM
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We had a 240z in the 1970's, it was one of my all time favourite cars, the tranny and engine just felt so nice. The only reason we sold it was due to the rusting issue. We would have it fully repaired and painted and 2 years later the rust always came back. That was the only complaint with the car. The one thing I can't stand on a car is rust.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by s2000Junky View Post
^^ I hear yeah, but if its any consolation those fenders actually do a pretty nice job visually speaking for that era Z and you know as well as I there is really limited space under the stock fenders, much worse then the S2k! The big question is are you going to paint them or leave them black? I've seen them both ways and either can work on this car. Tend to steer towards painted to look more integrated myself but kind of depends on the color the car is going to be too.

Good looking wheel choice for the car too
The whole thing is going to be painted black

Same as the truck on the left side of this photo, 2 stage GM black.


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Old 09-15-2018, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by zeroptzero View Post
We had a 240z in the 1970's, it was one of my all time favourite cars, the tranny and engine just felt so nice. The only reason we sold it was due to the rusting issue. We would have it fully repaired and painted and 2 years later the rust always came back. That was the only complaint with the car. The one thing I can't stand on a car is rust.

I agree. Rust really ruins the presentation of the car and devalues it, then eventually if it gets bad enough its unsafe. Besides, its hard enough to maintain a nice car without worrying about rust.
That's partially what led me to the S2000 in addition to the fact the I have wanted one since new. Still, those old Z's are tempting.





















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Old 09-18-2018, 12:03 PM
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I am almost positive that a 240/280 will be my next fun toy but I am also extremely picky about rust. I'd have to spend a lot of $ to get a finished Z and then I would worry about rust even more even though it would never see any snow or water.
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